Admissions – Terminology

Applications for Fall admission are accepted
October 1, 2013-April 1, 2014

During your admissions process there are levels of graduate/postbaccalaureate standing. The following explains the various designations.

GRADUATE STANDING

Conditionally Classified 
The applicant granted conditionally classified graduate standing has been admitted to the university, and conditionally to the program, but not yet satisfied all program admission requirements.

Classified 
The applicant who has been granted classified graduate standing has been admitted to the university and fulfilled all program admission requirements. Thus, classified graduate students are those who have been fully admitted to their program.

Special Admission
This process is reserved for those applicants who have not met grade point average eligibility requirements for admission to the university. Note: International students could also require Special Admission if required TOEFL scores have not been met. 

Students who have previously been admitted to a graduate program, but after reapplication have received a letter of denial to the university, should contact the Division of Graduate Studies 559.278.2448 for special admit procedures.

New applicants who have received a letter of denial to the university, should contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 559.278.4073 or graduateadmissions@listserv.csufresno.edu.

POSTBACCALAUREATE STANDING

Classified
The applicant granted classified postbaccalaureate standing has been admitted to the university, qualified for admission to a credential or certificate program, but has not been admitted to a graduate degree program.